What do we study?

How does policy get made in practice? Our team at Policy Brand Research has engaged in five years of research to investigate this and other questions. Our aim is to enhance understanding of the policymaking process, and create more productive dialogue between the various players involved in crafting and shaping laws and regulation.

Ongoing Research Questions:

  • What do government officials need and consider? What do they find frustrating?
  • What tactics do advocacy organizations use? Which are most helpful?


Who are our collaborators?

We engage with a broad audience of individuals involved in the policymaking process, including elected officials and senior staffers in the Legislative Branch, career staff and appointees within the Executive Branch, and think tank and advocacy professionals in the private sector.


The number of policy professionals we engage each year through online research


The number of interviews we conduct each year

Where do we conduct research?

We study the policymaking process in Washington, DC, and in a growing number of states.